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Name: Adrian Winfrid Franklyn
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 3
Victories: 7
Born: 01 April 1899
Place of Birth: Twickenham, Middlesex, England
Died: 1986
Place of Death: Devon, England
 
 
After he joined the Royal Flying Corps, Cadet Adrian Winfrid Franklyn was promoted to temporary 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on 12 August 1917. With 3 Squadron in 1918, he scored seven victories flying the Sopwith Camel. Franklyn was granted a permanent commission as a Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force on 1 August 1919.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./2nd Lt. Adrian Winfrid Franklyn, Gen. List and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On one occasion he silenced an enemy battery which had been most active, and on the following day shot down a hostile plane, which finally crashed to earth. He has on numerous occasions successfully attacked enemy aircraft on the ground, and by accurate bombing and machine-gun fire has inflicted heavy casualties on personnel and a very considerable amount of damage to materiel. His skill and gallantry have been of the highest order.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Mar 1918 1430 3 Sopwith Camel (C1611) Albatros D.V (DES) SE of Havrincourt
2 11 Apr 1918 1600 3 Sopwith Camel (D6431) C (DESF) 1 Ervillers
3 12 Apr 1918 1915 3 Sopwith Camel (D6431) Albatros D.V (OOC) Pozières
4 09 Jun 1918 1100 3 Sopwith Camel (D6627) Albatros C (DES) 2 57D R3
5 20 Jul 1918 1020 3 Sopwith Camel Hannover C (OOC) 3 Ayette
6 04 Sep 1918 1010 3 Sopwith Camel (F2175) Fokker DR.I (DES) 51B W21
7 05 Sep 1918 1145 3 Sopwith Camel Fokker D.VII (DESF) 51B M14

1 Shared with Capt Douglas Bell, Lt C E Mayer, Lt Lloyd Hamilton
2 Shared with Lt Will Hubbard
3 Shared with Capt Hazel Wallace
 
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